Papal States 1752 zecchino Fr-231
This specimen was lot 25004 in Heritage sale 3024 (Chicago, April 2013), where it sold for $646.25. The catalog description noted, "Papal States. Benedict XIV gold Zecchino 1752 XIII, AU53 NGC, a highly attractive coin with old-time patina and bold design features." This type was struck 1741-56 and is among the more common of papal ducats.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 3.45 g, .996 fine gold, .110 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: KM 943, Fr-231, Ber-2729.
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